September 2018 Agenda—Clinton Township, Michigan

Clinton Township, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…

  • To WiFi: Look for “TLC-Guest”; use password ResponsibleGuest (all one word)

  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there!

  • You can access the agenda by visiting tec21connect.com and selecting the Clinton Township.

Socially…

  • Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!

  • I will share to your Google account a template for our Three Truths and a Lie game!  Take a few minutes to pick a slide and fill it in.

Spiritually…✝ Devotion

Both the boy and the homeless woman claim to have met God.  Where do you believe He was present in the video?
Matthew 18:20
The boy and the homeless woman weren’t actually God, but in what ways did they work as God’s hands?
Matthew 6:26
Prayer:  Lord Heavenly Father, we thank you for this opportunity to build community among your servants.  We ask that you bless this time we share together and we ask for your wisdom in our learning, and your guidance in the roles we serve for you in our classrooms.  We ask that you allow your Holy Spirit to work in us so that we may show you to others through our hearts and our actions.
In Jesus Name, Amen.

Goals

We look forward in Workshop #1 to begin getting to know each other and taking a high-level look at the TEC21 ministry.
1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.
2. Boost your professional learning network by connecting to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community.
3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating in May with “Celebration Day”.
4. Explore and discover Google educational applications for the classroom. We’ll learn best practices from each other by sharing how we use some of these resourceful tools in our classrooms.

Announcements

1. Water fountain? Restrooms?
2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?
      • Workshop Day Timeline
        • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Connecting with Teachers
          • Connecting with Wi-Fi & each other
          • Ice Breaker with group (in September)
          • Devotion
          • Announcements
          • Review–What have you done this past month?
          • What new/reoccurring problems/needs are you seeing for yourself this year?
        • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
          • Trending in Tech Ed
          • Topic(s)
          • Little or No Prep Tools/Resources
          • Digital Citizenship Integration
        • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
          • LUNCH (group decision)
        • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
          • Look at resources
          • Make it, take it, use it
          • Go deeper into understanding (peer-to-peer coaching)
          • One-on-one with teachers
          • Involve and help time (Guide by the Side)
          • Get networked, get social, be active with one another here and in other cohorts around the country (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.)
          • Complete the REFLECTION at 1:50 PM
3. This series of workshops will provide you the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and supportive environment. How and what you decide to implement into your classroom is up to you–personalized learning at its best!
      • Program-specific– it’s what we as Facilitators deem as core components across the board.
      • Center-specific– it’s what the Facilitator deems as practical and relevant to their teachers based on their needs and wants.
      • In the TEC21 Workshop Program, how are short- and long-term goals defined?
        • SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
        • LONG-TERM – A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a web site used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools – there are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”
4. What is “Celebration Day”?
Concordia University Nebraska
5. Concordia University-Nebraska has a heart for TEC21’s mission which is to invest in the lives of teachers serving in the Lutheran schools. This is why they have partnered with us in support of our efforts. Together, we have developed a special arrangement where you may receive three graduate credits for your participation in The TEC21 Workshop Program at a cost of $80/credit hour. Some teachers have used these credits toward attaining an endorsement (option #1) or an M.Ed. (options #2, #3, and #4). Additionally, many teachers have simply used their TEC21 experience as a means to help them meet their state’s recertification requirements (option #5). Listed below are the options your graduate credits can be used for should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity:
      1. Instructional Technology Leadership Endorsement (15 credit hours/5 courses)
      2. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      3. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with ESL/ELL Emphasis (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      4. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      5. Non-degree completion option (for recertification purposes)
Important to note:
      • Online Application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018, and requires a $50 Application Fee, the Request for Official Transcripts, the Letter of Intent, and a Resume at the time of application (CUNE waives ALL these items for #5-the non-degree completion option.)
      • Credits are valid for a period of seven years should you decide to apply your them toward an endorsement or degree option at a later time.
      • Have questions? Email Jodi Groeteke at Jodi.Groeteke@CUNE.edu or call her at 402.327.6530. She is the Director of Graduate Enrollment and is very helpful!
      • Your workshop facilitator will use the following rubric to assign a letter at the end of the program: TEC21 Grading Rubric.
Apply Here
6. Upcoming events:
      • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018.
      • MACUL Conference, Detroit. March 20-22, 2019
      • miGoogle, Freeland. November 5-6, 2018
      • MSTA, Grand Rapids.  March 1-2, 2019
      • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

Trending in Tech Ed

The TEC21 Workshop Program
Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:

Twitter: Follow @TEC21_LuthEd the facilitators and many other educators who have embraced this powerful communication tool. Follow and use these hashtags #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd when tweeting!

Google+

Google+: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another (We’ll be taking a much closer look at his one today as this is how we provide support to you outside of our face-to-face sessions!)

Facebook: Please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page!

Pinterest

Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.

Instagram

Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.

Breakfast Bytes

1. What is the TPACK Model? TPACK Framework combines teacher knowledge of Content, Pedagogy, and Technology to design innovative learning for students.
2. ISTE Standards for Students ebook
3. ISTE Standards for Educators
4. Global Read Aloud begins October 1, 2018

TEC21 Educators Google+ Community

Google+ TEC21 Educators
1. Introduction to Google+ communities:
      • TEC21 Facilitators use Google+ to share ideas, plan, and support one another so we can effectively implement our program. A closed working space for our team, this online platform is a powerful behind-the-scenes tool that enables us to collaborate and network with each other from all over the world!
2. Intro to the basics:
      • Create your own profile – be sure to upload a picture so people can put a face with your name. Also, set your notifications so you see when people share resources or ask questions looking to receive help with something :)
3. Get onboard the TEC21 Educators Google+ Community:
      • Why join? To connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another. Google+ affords us the ability to extend our learning and support beyond our face-to-face workshop time. Check your email and accept the invitation to join!
      • Share a favorite website or app by making a post (Don’t forget to share the link!)
4. Add a button to your menu bar so you have QUICK & EASY access to the TEC21 Educators community and our monthly agendas.

Theory and Standards that Ground TEC21

Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

G Suite

The G Suite is the encompassing name for the apps teachers select to use within their school or personal domain.  At St. Peter, the domain administrators set the permissions for which apps teachers and students can use, and when.
In my personal account, I simply add the apps I choose, since all the Google based apps are free.
At school I use:
Google Docs – Communication, worksheets, paper exams
Google Slides – Student projects and presentations
Google Maps – The coolest place ever!
Google Hangouts – Swedish pen pals!
Google Sheets – Behavior and late work
Google Drive – File cabinet and storage
Google Calendar – Communication
Google Email (Gmail) – Almost everything!

Add-ons for Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Gmail 

Add-ons are not always free, but can help you customize the programs you use.
Google translate
Highlighter tool
Chrome Extensions 
Extensions alter your browser and enhance some of the items you plug into your device.  Again, these are not always free.
Clipchamp
Ladibug Document Camera

Made with Padlet

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?

CommonSenseMedia

Little or No Prep Tools

Hangouts
Google Hangouts affords you the opportunity to connect with others online. Arrange for a time to meet online with other teachers, other classrooms, facilitators or other professionals.
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Using Google Forms to create an assignment or quiz?  Flubaroo is a Google Sheets add-on that grades the form for you! A few seconds and you’re done!
clipchamp
Clipchamp allows students to use the camera on their chrome device top capture and edit video quickly without log-in hassles.  Videos easily save to Google Drive for sharing with groups.
safeshare
ShareShare.tv plays YouTube and Vimeo videos without the annoying or inappropriate ads.  You also can crop and download videos, share on social media and make qr codes.
PhotosGoogle
Google Photos allows me to sort, store, and share pictures and videos with students.
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Great site that uses ELA lessons and units geared from K-8 aligned to the standards.  Plus, it’s free!
Tired of the boring popsicle sticks when picking students to read and answer questions? Random Name Picker uses a spinner to pick students.  Fun and engaging!  Just another great tool from Classtools.net.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
Want to send a text blast to students and parents about your upcoming classroom event?  Parents/students sign up for alerts or can communicate with you without giving out your personal number.
Any version of the Bible at your fingertips.  No longer can your students claim they left their Bible at school.
Google is more than just a search engine. Yes, you already know Google owns Youtube, and all about Google Glass…but how many of Google’s interesting and underutilized features do you know about? Google has a bunch of extras ranging from useful learning tools to simple fun.
Free online tutorials for multiple grades and subjects
Remember using the plastic circles and pens?  Now the old favorite is online!
Bouncy Balls is a great noise monitor.  Watch the balls bounce higher the louder the class gets!  Great to show differences in music too.

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!
2. Make your first post to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!
3. Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.

Reflection

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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Contact me if you need anything throughout the month!
Jason Murray
Email at: jmurray@splcs.net
Phone/Text to (586)-413-1276
twitter: @sciguysplcs
Instagram: sciguysplcs

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.